HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.75.

A number of research firms have weighed in on HQY. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of HealthEquity in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of HealthEquity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HealthEquity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Chardan Capital increased their price target on shares of HealthEquity from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $61.00 price target (up previously from $57.00) on shares of HealthEquity in a research note on Monday, June 12th.

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Shares of HealthEquity (HQY) traded up 2.79% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.77. 620,338 shares of the stock were exchanged. HealthEquity has a one year low of $30.34 and a one year high of $54.95. The stock has a market cap of $2.57 billion, a PE ratio of 80.39 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a 50-day moving average of $46.03 and a 200 day moving average of $45.83.

HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 6th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $55.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.77 million. HealthEquity had a net margin of 17.04% and a return on equity of 11.61%. HealthEquity’s revenue was up 25.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that HealthEquity will post $0.59 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Frank Medici sold 537,102 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.24, for a total transaction of $27,521,106.48. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,381 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $326,962.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Ashley Dreier sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.81, for a total transaction of $478,100.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 15,652 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $748,322.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 2,483,821 shares of company stock valued at $127,137,793 in the last three months. Company insiders own 29.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in HealthEquity by 6.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,115,237 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,691,000 after buying an additional 240,136 shares during the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in HealthEquity during the first quarter worth $503,000. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC raised its stake in HealthEquity by 0.4% in the first quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 43,956 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,866,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in HealthEquity by 57.6% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 86,183 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,659,000 after buying an additional 31,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC raised its stake in HealthEquity by 635.3% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 53,178 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,257,000 after buying an additional 45,946 shares during the last quarter. 91.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About HealthEquity

HealthEquity, Inc provides a range of solutions for managing healthcare accounts (Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)) for health plans, insurance companies and third-party administrators. The Company is engaged in technology-enabled services platforms that allow consumers to make healthcare saving and spending decisions.

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